I like talking to interesting people who are living INPowered lives. Consistent with the ProgressiCon.US way, they also demonstrate a Spirit of Leading that is service oriented, self-less, and sincere. They come from all walks of life and all generations. They are the doers who simply look for ways to improve their surroundings and impact the lives of all they touch as a result.

The Spirit of Leading podcast will help you find ways to get the most out of your current circumstances as you practice living INPowered in every aspect of your life: at home, at work, and in your community.

067: Disruptions provoke renewal
067: Disruptions provoke renewal

The history of the world is a history of disruptions. We human beings like predictability that gives us a sense of safety. We like to know what's going to happen next so we can prepare for it. Disruptions throw us into a state of panic as chaos swirls...

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065: Disruption, chaos, and creativity
065: Disruption, chaos, and creativity

Chaos theory holds that systems tend to entropy toward an eventual state of unpredictability and chaos from which new patterns emerge. However, there is no way to predict what those new patterns will be. The possibilities are endless. The status quo is an...

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064: Joy to your world
064: Joy to your world

The news has always been filled with stories of conflict and doom. We get a false impression that danger lurks around every corner, that bad things are common, and that we don't have much hope for the future. In this episode of the Spirit of Leading...

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062: Ethics, morality, and the law
062: Ethics, morality, and the law

Who's to say what's right or wrong? Is that the role of religion, the legal justice system, theologians, philosophers? Who? Culture is just the sum total of the behaviors we will allow. What will we allow, and who decides? With lawyers arguing on and on...

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061: Emeka Nnaka—control the controllables
061: Emeka Nnaka—control the controllables

Emeka Nnaka loved playing football and having fun with his friends. At 6'5" tall, his friends called him the Enforcer, and he relished being able to trake care of them. Then, a spine crushing football injury changed all that in the blink of an eye. In this...

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060: The truth about horizons and heavens
060: The truth about horizons and heavens

Relative truth is what we experience as truth as we observe it. Each of us has a vantage point (perspective). Imagine standing still near a railroad track. A speeding train approaches and starts to sound its horn. At first, the pitch of the horn is low,...

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059: Practical idealism
059: Practical idealism

Are idealists merely dreamers, hoping for pie in the sky? Do hardnosed pragmatists always have to win out with their winner-take-all attitude? In this installment of The Spirit of Leading podcast I take the position that idealism has a very practical...

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058: the Language of Leadership
058: the Language of Leadership

Given the current political climate in the United States, political discourse, and the way politicians speak and act, has risen to the front of public consciousness. We seem to be at a loss of how to respond to this language of belittlement, alternate...

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056: A nation of laws. Is it enough?
056: A nation of laws. Is it enough?

We pride ourselves in the United States as being a nation of laws. We are not an authoritarian state run by a strong man or a dictator. We do not settle our differences at the end of our fists or by shooting it out in the streets between waring factions....

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